17:59 Galway Thu 1 August 2019
Full-brother to useful hurdler/chaser Champagne At Tara and half-brother to bumper winner/fair hurdler Champagne Chaser. Yard has a 20% record in bumpers in recent seasons, and this well-connected sort needs respect.
Gelding by Winged Love out of a Definite Article mare. Plenty to like about debut third of nine behind Andy Dufresne at Down Royal in January, but sold very cheaply from Stuart Crawford yard in May, which raises serious concerns.
Gelding by Rainwatch out of an Exit To Nowhere mare. Has finished well held in bumpers at Ballinrobe in April, and Sligo last month. May do better in time, but up against it here.
Pulled up in a point-to-point and on hurdles debut, but ran much better despite massive odds when third of 18 to Gun Merchant in a maiden bumper at Punchestown in June. Needs plenty more here, however.
Has won a point-to-point, but beaten a long way on bumper debut at Kilbeggan last month despite attracting market support. Needs to step up massively on that disappointing start.
From the family of trainer's Cheltenham Festival winner Berties Dream, and shaped with a degree of promise when sixth of 13 to Russian Diamond in maiden bumper here on Monday.
Has shown ability on all four starts under this rider, and probably needed the run after a break at Ballinrobe in April. Remains capable of better, and connections like to target this fixture.
More exposed than most, but has made the frame in bumpers at Kilbeggan and Wexford (2½m), and shaped quite well when fourth on hurdles bow at Killarney last month. Stays well, and should not be far away.
Soundly beaten on debut, but has improved since, and posted her best effort when 3¾L second of 10 to Santana Plessis in a maiden bumper at Kilbeggan last time, finishing well clear of rest. One to consider in an open affair.
Last Year's Winner
|You Raised Me Up||5||12-0||9/4|
|T: M BrassilJ: Mr J J Codd|
All Those Years (4/7), Ballylig (9/2), Valley Breeze (7/1), Tudors Glory (9/1), Stowaway Sarah (10/1), Ooksoo (14/1), Mcquinn (16/1), Shanwalla (20/1), Oscar Academy (33/1), Bartleys Boy (50/1)
- All Those Years
- Valley Breeze
- Tudors Glory
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